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. can you request to halt the planned benefits beneficiaries between medicare and medicaid? one of the benefits of the step of immigration? >> yes. stan has had a program that, for some of our members had a contract with the state of california to provide all medicaid or medicare services. so from of members is to employ all benefits are arranged through the health plan, where -- weather metical, medicare, and included are the home and community-based services and nursing-home care as per the metical program. the way we integrate that primarily is to our case manager of program. a 1-on-1 relationship with the member working with, in conjunction with the primary care physician on the medical group that we contract with. >> thank you. >> that you, mr. chairman. i think the panel for their testimony. at -- my republican colleagues would like us to believe that the sky is falling in terms of enrollment, benefits, premiums. these projections have turned out to be incorrect, and since passage of the hca medicare advantaged enrollment has increased and premiums have decreased. is that
amount of paris to change, whether it is -- payers to change or whether it is medicare or medicaid, if a quarter are saying this but 3/4 is paying the other way, it is very hard to make the move. i've heard numbers between 30% and 60% need to begin talking in one direction for the system to really transform. we're getting to that tipping point in places like oregon and in other states, massachusetts, illinois. but we need to have more groups on the public sector and the private sector. i think the discussions that the governor is beginning to have that the private payer is very pivotal to make this a real success. >> are can i just add something? >> absolutely. >> to the point of going beyond four walls beyond the hospital, it is about extending care. technology is easy. it is the people part that is complicated. getting to the root of the matter, thinking outside the box, thinking about innovation, where to look. how to think differently about the paradox is critical. that is one of the things in addition to technology advances and health records that we talk about, the other them
at the congressional black caucus. and then a discussion of medicare advantage program funding. >> tomorrow, mexican president calderon discusses u.s.-mexico relations and the consumer -- country's standing locally on the council on foreign relations. coverage begins at 9:00 a.m. eastern on c-span 2. >> we are trying to encourage our developers to think about what information they really need to make the app functional. so for instance if you are playing a game, do they really need to collect geo location information that will track the consumer if as aggregated and collected? it can collect the consumer as she pass through the day and for all day. what information is needed to make the app fumpingsal? in other words, should access be limited? how long do you need to retain it? and when you are done with it, what are you going to do with it? >> one of the big problems is to look for -- they are looking for more and more people to move into this industry, creating apps, all that goes into it. basically that's the biggest problem, i think, that somehow we're in washington going to tell everybody how t
-span radio, and c-span.org. watch ending dates. next, a house hearing on the medicare advantage program. after that, kentucky senator rand paul talks about his bill to cut u.s. aid to pakistan, libya, and egypt. then, live coverage as the senate returns for votes on the continuing resolution to my aid to middle east countries, and the so-called sportsmen's bill. tomorrow on washington journal, correspondent david ingram reviews the justice department's inspector general report on fast and furious. warrants michele, president of the economic policy institute discusses how american families are doing in today's economy. retired colonel frederick sleigh he talks about this week's cyber -based attacks at bank of america and j.p. morgan chase that kept banks from doing business. washington channel live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on it c-span. >> when i first came down to washington and did not know what an ig did. my experience as a prosecutor, we seldom, occasionally would run into a large force of arms. they would be our agents. for while i was doing mortgage right cases. and i was dealing with
. that has dramatic effects on medicare. what is the best approach to put medicare on a permanently secure financial footing? >> putting medicare on a firm financial footing is going to first of all, involve repealing obamacare. look, let's take a look at what obamacare does to medire. first thing it does is it cuts $700 billion out of medicare. it's pretty hard to say you're in favor of medicare and cut 7er hundred billion dollars out of it. let's take a look at the second thing it does which is even worse. creates a 15 person board that will effectively be the people deciding who gets medical treatment and who doesn't. this is rationing. this is government rationing. if you want medicare to work properly, what we need to do is get away from the concept that the government has to do everything. in medicare right now, the government sets the prices of the cost of everything in medicine. we don't want the government setting prices. what in fact, we should allow series of people offer medicare to seniors and let them choose which one they want. it's a whole lot better to choose from differ
medicare plan is driving many away. there is a lot of rhetoric about medicare. what do you intend to go? a police crime lab scientist is arrested for faking test results. did innocent people go to jail? elaine quijano is on the story. 3 f1y of hope for the blind. dr. jon lapook on a new device that brought dean lloyd back from total blindness. and "on the road", steve hartman visits a restaurant whose special city a second helping of compassion. >> i've been very lucky and i want people to have what i have. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" yzith scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, mitt romney has 39 days to turn his 45esidential campaign into a winner but the support of a key voting group is in jeopardy. seniors tend to vote republicans but many are concerned about what a president romney might do with medicare. look at this poll of key swing states by the "washington post." in florida where nearly one out of three voters is over 65, romney trails president obama by four points. 51% to 47%. in ohio, romney is down eight points, 52% to 44%. and it gets about
reform robs medicare, robs it. i heard that he said that in florida last night. mr. president, i don't know how else to say this, but that's just totally false. that's untrue. first, nonpartisan economists have certified that the president's health care plan, obamacare, has strengthened the medicare program, extends its solvency by eight years. if we were robbing the medicare program, how could it extend its solvency by eight more years i? the affordable care act doesn't rob makers it makes the program more efficient, more reliable. it saves $700 billion, not from beneficiaries, not from recipients who are on medicare, but from overpayments to private insurance companies, providers, pharmaceuticals, cracking down on fraud, waste, and abuse. and now what's really interesting is that the ryan budget has exactly the same savings in his budget as obamacare has in his plan, in the plan that we passed here. the same, exact, to the dollar, written the same way. as president clinton said, you know, you got to give him one thing; it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did. rya
of social security and medicare. but everyone acknowledges the demographics of this country are changing. so, how do you maintain that promise? and when might we actually see a democratic plan to maintain the solvency of medicare for the long haul, understanding that the affordable care act keeps it solvent for the short-term. but going further, when do we see a democratic plan? >> let's start with that. i think that is an important point. you are right. affordable care act takes it out for an additional eight years. under the romney plan, it would be a change as we know it by 2016. again, i think president clinton outlined that extraordinarily well. i want to dwell on this for just a moment. i think that not only as a fact for medicare but also medicaid and what that means to our seniors and those who are reliance on medicare and impacted by the severe medicaid cuts because of their need for nursing homes. in my speech, i spoke directly about my mother. i know how people have paid for this already and how important this is an to the impact on some many families across this country. this is
mate's push for getting rid of medicare. he acts like ryan has no hold on him, but it's not the way it works. romney has slowly gotten the word that the voter out there thought the two had things worked out, that romney and ryan were in this thing together. well, they're not. romney is dying. he can't stand being tied to ryan, and all that budget cutting baggage of his. for his part, ryan is feeling the taint of having a running mate who is unwilling to stand with him, unwilling to be his kind of politician. a conviction politician. so trouble in paradise. mitt's dying to be single again, so is ryan. we all know that politics makes strange bedfellows but the word is out this pair, romney and ryan, are sleeping in separate rooms. i'm joined by msnbc political analyst howard fineman and joy ann reid, managing editor of thegrio.com. more polling data that shows mitt romney trailing. let's check the hardball scoring board. according to a new fox news poll, president obama leads romney by five points among likely voters nationwide. 48% to 43%. catch that, the fox poll. highly significant
between medicare and other domestic spending programs in the next ten years were designed to be so draconian they would force a compromise. two sides haven't budged now. republicans want mr. obama to spell out how devastating the cuts would be. >> the president needs to show us how he plans to put this in place if he is not going to help us pass legislation to prevent it in the first place. waiting if thar answer. >> republicans think they can force mr. obama's hand if he proposes cuts the public would reject. aides say the president wants to make the sequestration more unthinkable to republicans. tax hike. but they wouldn't buy it. >> sequester as it exists requests not the president's principles, but insistence by the republicans that no revenue be included in it. >> latest jobs report showing weak growth and lower unemployed rate because people stop looking for work, has added to concerns. the sequester cuts could tip the country back in recession to cost more than million jobs. tens of thousands of those jobs could be lost in the navy shipyard in virginia threatens the presiden
this. >> thank you, grandpa, this is for you. ñr [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too. and they all travel with you. anywhere in the country. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and
how they talk about the overarching cost of medicare. you would think that that when the team reached congress was there, they did not want to cut it. it is amazing. i am so impressed. they expect the american public to believe it is the democrats. they are the ones who want to cut your medicare. they said we put medicare in danger, we cut medicare for seniors. any of you on medicare today, your grandmother, your grandfather, colon cancer ask them. medicare benefits have actually increased since the president acted. [cheers and applause] people on medicare today are paying $700 a year less in prescription drugs. they can get colonoscopies, press screenings -- they have gotten-- breast screenings. they have gotten more benefits under president obama. president obama has increased the solvency of the trust fund to be your 2024. in case you have not noticed, -- trust fund to be year 2024. our budget has been endorsed by the ama and the aarp, not known to be against medicare. as my brother jimmy would say, "go figure." who are you going to believe? it is not be misleading things they tell
have it millions don't. it will take it away from the other by attacking governor romney on medicare. will that strategy work? on the campaign trail in florida. and not welcome. this intruder busted trying to break into the home of one of hollywood's biggest young stars. tonight police say he did not come empty handed. what was his plan? also, exactly one year ago this world went dark after an explosion in afghanistan stole his sight. this former navy lieutenant a champion winning gold at the paraolympics. >> first tonight a fight that has been brewing for weeks now coming to a head in the critical swing state in the race for the white house in florida the president tries to turn attention away from the hurting jobs and economic picture to medicare. there are more than 3 million seniors in the sunshine state on medicare. it is an important issue. as you may know we enter knowing damaging details about the jobs outlook in our country as we create jobs at an alarmingly slow pace. the unemployment stands at 8.8 percent. trying to switch the focus to medicare might hit a slippery slope.
romney on medicare. will the strategy work? fox reports from the campaign trail in florida. and not welcome. this intruder busted, trying to break into the home of one of hollywood's biggest young stars. tonight, police say he did not come empty handed. what was his plan? also, exactly one year ago, the world went dark after an explosion in afghanistan stole his sight. now, this former navy lieutenant, a champion winning gold at the par olympics. >> a fight that's brewing for weeks, in a critical swing state in the race for the white house, florida. as the president tries to turn attention away from the hurting jobs and economic picture, to medicare. there are more than 3 million seniors in the sunshine state on medicare, so, it's an important issue. but, as you may know, we enter a new week with some damaging details about the job outlook in this country as our economy continues to create jobs at an alarmingly slow pace and florida's unemployment remains higher than the national average at 8.8%, trying to switch the focus to medicare, and might be a slippery slope. today t
life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral to see a specialist. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for you. there's a wide range to choose from. we
's law that just makes sense. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral to see a specialist. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be be
the health care bill closed at the doughnut hole in the medicare drug program, 30,000 florida residents have saved an average of more than $600 a year of their prescription drugs. [applause] more than 220,000 young floridians for the first time have health insurance because they're covered on their parents' policy. [applause] insurance companies will logar -- will no longer be able to deny coverage to 960,000 florida children because they have pre- existing conditions. [applause] the answer is -- on the other side is this is terrible and we will repeal it. the president's upon it has said -- the president's opponent has said that he bought medicare of $760 billion. they said that against us last time in the elections and a lot of republicans got elected to congress in florida. it is not true. [laughter] nobody lost anything. they took the report and read deuced future reimbursements by $716 billion. embarrassingly,for the republican ticket, the nominee for vice president who was chairman of the house budget committee, produced a budget that had exactly the same dollars in savings that the ob
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and the environment. and also just make a couple of comments about medicare. and i know senator harkin's going to go into that in great depth. i just want to make sure everybody understands that what i'm talking about comes straight from the budget. so if you look at page 78 of the report accompanying the ryan budget resolution, mr. ryan makes it clear that he wants to make devastating cuts to transportation. now, what do i mean by that? i mean devastating. i mean 50% cut. that means about a million jobs that would be lost, madam president, if that ryan budget were to go into effect. we are talking about construction jobs. we're talking about an area that has been hit so hard. we still haven't come back from this recession. and it's the one thing we learned in your great state at that convention was the depth of this recession, the worst since the great depression. and what a time paul ryan picks to bring devastating cuts to the construction industry and i mean by that the businesses, because we are talking about mostly jobs in the private sector, not the public sector. and we have to think about th
an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too. and they all travel with you. anywhere in the country. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. call today. remember, medicare supplement insurance helps cover some of what medicare doesn't pay -- expens
to a speech and there was not there. not a lot to talk about ending medicare as we know it, turning it into a coupon program. they did not talk very much about the tax cut. $5 trillion that will just extend the deficit, along with the ryan budget, 29 years before we solved it. if i did not see and hear the kind of specific -- i did not see or hear the kind of specifics we were hoping to hear from them. host: -- >> the next set of questions comes from major garrett. >> i know it is your line to be critical of the republicans and their convention, but i want you to address two lines of rhetorical attack. one the came from paul ryan, one the came from it romney himself. he said that those who graduated from college need not spare any longer at their faded obama posters on the wall and think that a life at home is all the have to vote for. governor romney said -- there's nothing to be ashamed with voting for obama, but if you are disappointed, there is an alternative. many of the partisans like that. in a broader audience, those were lines of attack that might resonate. how concerned ar
also plans to slow spending on medicare. >> i have strengthened medicare, we have added years to the life of medicare. we did it by getting rid of taxpayer subsidies and insurance companies that were not making people healthier. >> by 2014, the law requires everybody to have health insurance, whether they purchase it themselves or through their employers. and insurers can't deny you if you have a pre-existing condition or increase your rate. the law has become a cornerstone of the obama campaign. >> i refuse to eliminate health insurance for millions of americans who are poor, and elderly, or disabled. also those with the most can pay lessor owe. >> reporter: but romney says the affordable care act is not affordable. >> we know that health care is too expensive. obama care doesn't make it less expensive. >> reporter: he wants obama cari gone, including the drug prescriptions for seniors. but he wants to keep pieces of the health care plan. although he doesn't say how it will work. >> we have to make sure that people who have pre-existing conditions are able to get insured. and
the debate we're having about whether medicare will be privatized fundamentally affects seniors. the majority of seniors are women. so when you're talking about women who are becoming 65 and are wondering is medicare going to become a voucher system, that's really important. so what we're seeing here is a defining of what democrats stand for. we stand for equal pay for equal work we stand for a safety net for seniors. we stand for opportunity for all american families to put every child in this country to reach their god given potential and fundamentally that also means being able to make decisions about your body it's not just about what todd akin said but it's about the beginning of the congress, h.r.-1 was the first bill to take away a safety net for women. h.r.-3 made abortion illegal. these the kind of things that the efforts were being made in these pieces of legislation. >> and the defunding of planned parenthood and the idea that it is a one issue organization. it's about reproductive rights and the myriad of irk shoes that come up for women in that area and the idea that we would def
the president for allegedly robbing medicare. $760 million. same tax leveled against congress in 2010 they got a lot of votes on it. but it's not true. look, here's what really happened. you be the judge. here is what really happened. there were no cuts to benefit at all, none. what the president did was to save money by taking a recommendations of a commission of professionals to cut unwarranted subsidies to providers and insurance companies that were not making people healthier and were not necessary to get the providers to provide the service. and instead of raiding medicare he used the savings to close the donut hole in the medicare drug program. [ applause ] and y'all got to listen carefully to this. this street really important. to add eight years to the life of the medicare trust fund so it is solid until 2024. so, president obama and the democrats didn't weaken medicare, they strengthened medicare. now when congressman ryan looked in to that tv camera and attacked president obama's medicare savings as, quote, the biggest coldest power play, i didn't know whether to laugh or cry. becaus
. on august 18th of 2011, he said medicare was unconstitutional. and since that time he has, in fact, voted several times to voucherrize medicare, to turn seniors over to private insurance companies, to arm wrestle with them for coverage and whether their claims will be paid and make them go in their pocket for more than $6,000 a year. i believe we can lower the deficit and debt, but we will not do it, we should not do it, we cannot do it at the expense of these important programs for seniors. >> moderator: jonathan dine. dine: want to give a big chance for the missouri press association for giving me the opportunity to introduce myself to the voters of missouri. my name is jonathan dine, and i'm the libertarian candidate for the united states senate. like many of you, i'm tired of the cob stability fight -- constant fighting of the republicans and democrats. beating the other team has become more important than finding solutions to america's problems. america is now on the verge of a financial collapse, and both parties are to blame with their reckless tax, borrow and spend policies. neith
the retirement age he would lower the benefit. on august 13, 2011, he said medicare was constitutional. since that time, he has in fact voted several times to voucherrize medicare. it arm wrestle with them for coverage and whether their claims will be paid. i believe we can lower the deficit and debt but we will not do it, we should do not do it at the expense of these program programs for seniors. >> jonathan dine? >> welcome everybody and thank you for come out today. i want to give a big thanks for the missouri press association to host this debate. my name a jonathan dine and i'm a libertarian candidate for the united states senate. like many of you, i'm tired of the constant fighting of the republicans and democrats. beating the other team has become more important. america is now on the verge of a financial collapse and both parties are to blame with their wreckless tax, borrow and spend policies. neither party seriously about balancing the budget or lowering your taxes or restoring your personal freedom. for as long as i can remember, republican and democrat politicians offering up so
and applause ) do you have questions about medicare? are you new to medicare? are you wondering about your choices? with over 30 years of medicare experience, unitedhealthcare medicare solutions can help. call now to learn more about our plans or to get this free medicare made clear answer guide. it was created to help make the different parts of medicare easier to understand. medicare has two main parts, parts a and b, to help cover a lot of your expenses. like doctor visits, and hospital care. but they still won't cover all of your costs. call now. unitedhealthcare has the information you need so you'll be better prepared when making medicare decisions. are you looking for something nice and easy? like a single plan that combines medicare parts a & b with medical and drug coverage. well, a medicare advantage plan can give you doctor, hospital and prescription drug coverage all in one plan. maybe you'd like help paying for your prescriptions. consider a part d prescription drug plan. these plans can help reduce the cost of your prescription drugs. find out more in our free answer guide. n
. i would get rid of the sweetheart deal tommy thompson negotiated as head of medicare that makes it illegal for drug companies to bargain with -- medicare to bargain with drug companies for better prices for seniors that one costs us $15 billion per year. i'd get rid of corporate welfare for big corporate farms and big oil. i'd also let the bush tax cuts for the top % expire. i also want to look at the record contrast. i already told you about the policies that tommy thompson supported that added over $3.5 trillion to the debt when president bush was in office. i opposed those irresponsible plans that added to our debt. so now in the future, tommy thompson supports a plan that adds trillions more in tax cuts for the very wealthy and raises taxes on the middle class. that's the wrong scription for tackling our -- prescription for tackling our debt. >> our next question, from robert kennedy, directed first to representative baldwin. good evening, representative. >> good evening. >> i'd like to ask you about tax deductions. what sort of tax deductions might you be looking at for clo
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 67890 cbs caption test !!! of senior voters who said medicare is extremely important, 53% are going with president obama, 42% mitt romney. we asked dean reynolds to tell us more about the medicare factor. >> the first step to a stronger medicare is to repeal obamacare. (boos) because it represents the worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in norls he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that majorities of 56%, 59%, and 65% support maintaining medicare's current system of benefits. in flagler beach, florida, walt mazie has some serious questions for romney. >> i think romney will turn
in order a demand of moody's for reform of medicare, social security and medicaid. moody's says quote, because of aging of population upward pressure on entitlement spending will gradually increase the size of government unless there is significant reform of entitlement programs. but while the croat raiding agency says reforming medicare, medicaid and social security would, quote, add stability to the government's finances, it does say doing so will be quote, difficult that is because half of the country derives some type of income in the form after government check. that could mean moody's may likely downgrade the u.s. aaa credit rating possibly as early as next year if there is no reform to government spending and entitlement reform. jenna, jon, back to you. jenna: if they did that what would happen? >> reporter: if they did that you would see the markets selloff when s&p downgraded the u.s. in 2011. then there would be a rebound. we're not seeing pressure on the 10-year treasury note trending down to 1.69%, the yield on that note, jenna. back to you. jenna: something that could be
medicare and ensure that no one goes broke just because they get sick. [crowd cheering] his whole life, there have been so many who told them what he shouldn't or couldn't do. but america has a president who knows what we must do. president obama has also faced down another group ofaysayers. in addition to the crowds of the couldn'ted and shouldn'ts, the republican party has become the party of the woods and th woulde won'ts. they pledged on day one, they wouldn't lift a finger to help and they haven't. in the departments of the great recession, as millions of americans we're struggling to find work, the republican leader of the senate, mitch mcconnell said, republicans number one goal was to make barack obama a one-term president. they wouldn't cooperate to great jobs. they wouldn't try to turn around the economy. they wouldn't do anything but stand in the way of presidentç obama. now i had a front rowç seat to watch the tea party take over the republican party. for three and-a-half years, they wouldn't govern, they couldn't lead, and we shouldn't let them take over the senate fro
the retirement age and the were the benefit. on august 18, 2011 he said medicare was unconstitutional. since that time he has in fact voted several times to vouch erize medicare. i believe we can lower the deficit and debt, but we will not do it, we should not do it, we cannot do it at the expense of the important programs for seniors. >> welcome, everybody. thank you for coming out today. i want to give a big thanks to the missouri press association and giving me a chance to introduce myself to the misery and people. like many of you, i am tired of the constant fighting of republicans and democrats. beating the other team has become more informed than finding solutions to american's problems. america is on the verge of a financial collapse, and both parties are to blame with the reckless borrow, taxes and spend parties. for as long as i can remember, and most of you as well, republican and democrat politicians have offered up solutions, but america's problems have only gotten worse. higher and higher taxes. more intrusions in your business and personal life. enough is enough. i will stand u
and congressman ryan attacked the president for allegedly robbing medicare. $716 billion. that's the same attack they leveled against the congress in 2010. and they got a lot of votes on it. but it's not true. look, here's what really happened. you be the judge. here's what really happened. there were no cuts to benefit at all, none. what the president did was to save money, by taking the recommendations of a commission of professionals, to cut unwarranted subsidies to providers and insurance companies that were not making people healthier. and were not necessary to get the providers to provide the service. and instead of rating medicare, he used the savings to close the donut hole in the medicare drug program. and you all got to listen carefully, this is really important, and to add eight years to the life of the medicare trust fund so it is solvent until 2024. so president obama and the democrats didn't weaken medicare. they strengthened medicare. now, when congressman ryan looked into that tv camera and attacked president obama's medicare savings as, quote, the biggest, coldest power play, i
. first, both governor romney and congressman ryan attacked the president for allegedly robbing medicare. of $716 billion. same attacks they leveled against the congress in 2010, and they got a lot of votes on it. but it is not true. look, here is what really happened. you be the judge. here is what really happened. there were no cuts to benefits fall. none. what the president did was to save money by taking the recommendations of a commission of professionals to cut unwarranted subsidies to providers and insurance companies that were not making people healthier and were not necessary to get the providers to provide the service. and instead of rating medicare, raiding medicare he used the savings to close the doughnut hole in the medicare drug program. [ cheers and applause ] >> and you have to listen to this carefully. this is really important. and to add eight years to the life of the medicare trust fund so it is solvent until 2024. [ cheers and applause ] >> so president obama and the democrats didn't weaken medicare. they strengthened medicare. now when congressman ryan looked into
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